100. Pope Valentine 827


Pope Valentine seemingly had it all. He was very young,came from a very rich and noble Roman family,was a proud,pious and active member of the Church,two previous Popes adored him and he was incredibly popular with the lay people as well. He was actually so popular that the clergy and people elected him without him even being a consecrated priest(he was just a deacon at that point),which was a first for the Papacy. He was officially ordained the next weekend and three weeks later he was dead. As a doornail. And there’s no clue how he died either,which is especially weird. Pope Valentine was basically the Boba Fett of Popes. Much hype and fanfare proceeded him and he left the stage almost immediately.

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